Twitter, the global microbogging site, has time and again helped its users experience something new through their Twitter account. Twitter’s short- and long-term strategies well explain its tagline, which says – ‘Twitter is your window to the world.’ At its Analyst Day in November 2014, Twitter revealed some major changes that it would take in 2015 to make Twitter more user-friendly and acquire more users. As said, Twitter has taken a big step forward and removed the background wallpaper from the timelines of all users.
Well you like it or not, but Twitter has done this! A Twitter spokesperson on July 20, 2015, has said, “We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users.” If you’ve logged into your account right now, you can notice a stark white background in your timeline instead of the customized background set by you previously.
According to Twitter spokesperson, logged-in users can see background images publicly, and that is on Tweet pages, collections pages, and list pages. Many people have started calling the all-white background on the Twitter page as “blinding white.” While previously, Twitter’s changes have met both dismay and excitement among users but this time users are not at all happy with their white timelines. Many tweeters have started complaining about the clean white background. Comedian and actor, Harry Shearer has tweeted, “Hey, Twitter. The #blindingwhite background is clean, boring, and not what I chose. Aside from that, it’s brilliant.”
The themed background wallpapers set by users have been replaced with a blank background, which has a slight blueish tinge. Twitter’s support page states that you can still customize your design theme, which will be visible to other users when they click to view your Tweet details. However, your profile’s design theme will not be visible to any user.
The white-centric design is not at all new. Twitter started removing background images last year (2014) when new profiles were re-designed by the company. The change has now been rolled out for all Twitter users. But the big question is: Why did Twitter take this step? If sources are to be believed, Twitter wants to give a more generic look to user accounts. Though Twitter has not given a reason for this, but it seems that by removing background images from the homepage and Twitter feeds, the company aims to provide a more unified, cleaner look to its users and want them to focus more on the content.
Twitter’s move to change user background is being viewed as a strategy to woo more users. But what about the individuality of Twitter users? Tweeters have lost their individuality due to Twitter’s familiar ‘style’ change, which is what annoying most users.
Possibilities are there that in future background images are removed altogether. So, getting accustomed to your blank, white background is what can be suggested right now because this is going to stay for some time.
Changing designs of social networking sites is not a new story, but sometimes one or two changes are more subtle as compared to others. Let’s see what’s more in store that Twitter will reveal in the months to come!
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